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Fillers Fifty years ago

The new NHS: NHS

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 14 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1353

No one expected that such a vast scheme as that outlined in the National Health Service Act of 1946 would begin in a way that would please everybody—least of all those upon whom the main burden of the work falls, the medical men and women of this country. The situation is still too confused to give …

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